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Thajiwas Glacier-Jewel of Kashmir

#Sight Seeing in Sonamarg

Thajiwas Glacier is located at the height of about 3000m above the sea level and this beautiful glacier is a hidden jewel of Kashmir and primary attraction of Sonmarg in summer. It proudly boasts of lush green meadows and soaring snow-capped mountain peaks, making it one of the most picturesque tourist destinations. The site is also famous among trekkers as the path is quite adventurous. One can also encounter the Gujjar tribes here.

Thajiwas glacier is an offbeat destination that will revamp your senses, providing necessary respite from the scorching heat of summers. Views of horses grazing in the grasslands, pine and fir trees of nearby forests and small streams dotting the place will make the place an excellent visual treat. It remains covered in snow throughout the year, so winter visitors must not fret. Sledges can also be hired from Gujjars during peak season. Set up a camp, get some tea and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings.

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Jammu & Kashmir, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
8743 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
34.2908150°N, 75.2695681°E
Distance from Sonamarg to Thajiwas Glacier
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Read traveller's reviews about Thajiwas Glacier..

Overall Rating:4.7

  '5' out of 5
"Thajwas is more of natural scenery with patches of grassland,trees and most importantly water flowing amidst them and that too from the source, Glacier itself. What differentiates it from GULMARG and PAHALGAM? Both are in a way more scenic than Sonmarg with lots of water (minus glacier) at Pahalgam and lots and lots of greenery,meadows grazing land and trees (minus any sort of flowing water) at Gulmarg."
  '5' out of 5
"ohhh Wow.... Now u need not to go Gulmarg.... Take enjoy of Gulmarg in Sonmarg... Maja aa gya... ☺☺☺"
  '3' out of 5
"The view is good...... But if you are going to visit gulmarg.... Avoid going this same.... Because overall both are same, but gulmarg is much better than this... "
  '4' out of 5
"Snow covered hillsides, not exactly a glacier, maybe I didn't reach the final destination. Climbing up through snow and sledging down is a big attraction. Plus points for not being commercialized. Easy 45 minute walk through the hillsides for young people, don't take cars or mules."
  '4' out of 5
"A very beautiful glacier in Kashmir near Sonamar.U can enjoy here sledge ride and the mountains and great Biodiversity "

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